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Image result for makerspaceFrey will be jump starting our Makerspace in January! Mrs. Sherman in the learning commons is asking for donations to help with this! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

What is Makerspace? Click HERE to learn more.

Parent Survey

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Hello Team McTopss,

 It’s time, once again, to tells us how you feel. That’s right, it’s survey time! We want to know you’re thoughts about the best school in the nation. If you could, please take the time to complete this survey for our school.  Not only does it help us know how we’re doing, but it is a part of our overall CCRPI score.

 We appreciate your feedback!

 Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:




Pawliday Drive for Animal Shelters & Rescues

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Related image Parents and Students,

It is time for Frey’s Annual Holiday Drive for shelter pets! We will be accepting the following items to distribute to local animal shelters and rescues.



  • Where do I donate? : Frey’s Front Lobby
  • When can I donate? : November 27th to December 17th

If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Cassese at:

Thanks so much!!!


Needed items:

  • Pet beds
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Canned & bagged food
  • Paper towels
  • Treats
  • Cotton balls
  • Bowls & Toys
  • Q-Tips
  • Used or new blankets & throws*
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap
  • Used or new towels*
  • Clorox Wipes*
  • Clumping cat litter*
  • Bleach*

*Greatly needed

Thanksgiving Feast

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Related imageHello Team McTopss parents,

Next week is our Thanksgiving feast! We will be feasting on Tuesday November 13th at the following times:

  • McRorie Homeroom – 11:55 – 12:35
  • Ross Homeroom – 12:10 – 12:50
  • Tesar Homeroom – 12:20 – 1:00

Please remember that if you are coming for the Thanksgiving Feast, it will expedite the line if you have put the money on your child’s lunch account prior to Tuesday.  An adult meal is $3.50.  Also, please remember that the café does not take debit or credit cards.

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!


Frey Day on a Saturday

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Hello Frey families,

It’s time to plan to be a part of our 5th Annual “Frey-Day On A Saturday” on October 27th from 9am until noon!

This is a great opportunity to show your students what it means to contribute to their community.

Here at Frey we have a beautiful 80-acre campus that is always open to the public.  In addition to our immediate surrounding campus that includes the full-sized track and field along with three playscapes and beautiful landscaping, we also have over 2.5 miles of nature trails with 12 outdoor classroom settings.  This takes some work to maintain, and many hands make light work.  Last year we had literally hundreds of volunteers with equipment, trucks, and tractors show up.  We are hopeful for that same type of response to get our campus looking great for Fall Festival on November 2nd.  Please plan to spare a couple of hours to come out with the family and contribute.  Please click on the link below to sign up and share resources!

(Don’t worry…You could come help out and still be home in plenty of time for the big college football games!)

Jason Cathey


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Hello Team McTopss,

It’s that time of year again: Fall Conferences! Please be on the lookout for an email from Sign Up Genius. This email will contain the link you need to signup for your conference.

If you do not receive an email, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know ASAP. 

Fall conferences will begin  October 15th. Please sign up for a time that best fits your schedule.

Parents of siblings in other grade levels, when scheduling multiple conferences in one day, please be sure to leave at least five minutes between each conference. If you are a parent of multiples on our team, please sign up for back-to-back time slots.

If you are unable to sign up for one of the offered time slots, please email your child’s homeroom teacher and we will do what we can to work with your schedule. We believe these conferences are important, and we want to meet with each one of you!

We look forward to meeting with you.


Before You Go…

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Hello Team McTopss,

We wanted to touch base with everyone before the break.

The school year is in full swing and we have gotten to know each student for the wonderful learner they are. As discussed at Open House and stated in the class syllabus, we are keeping with Frey’s motto of You Matter to Me and focusing in on individual learning needs. Starting Monday, October 1st,  new student rotation groups will be implemented. Today in class, we had a Team McTopss meeting to inform the students about their new rotation schedule. If your child was absent or left early today, we will let them know their rotation schedule when we return from break.

Students will still go to their homeroom in the mornings before school and again in the afternoons for dismissal. Additionally, students will remain in their homeroom for specials and lunch.

A couple of reminders:

  • Fall Conferences are the week of October 15th. Be on the lookout for our Sign-up Genius email the Monday after break.
  • The Fifth Grade Musical, It’s Saturday!, is Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm. Students should wear their House t-shirts (or solid color shirt) and jeans. Plan on arriving by 6:15 pm. The entire production should not last longer than 45 minutes.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun Fall Break, and we can’t wait to see each and every smiling face on Monday, October 1st!

You Matter to Me.

Ms. Ross, Mrs. McRorie, Ms. Popilek, & Mr. Tesar